1996 gl1500 trike


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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jdn40
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1996 gl1500 trike

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im looking for some sort of service guide for a 1996 gl1500 A trike . its a Hampton trike but but i have no info on maintenance . any help would be great .



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newday777
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Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: 1996 gl1500 trike

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jdn40 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:17 am
im looking for some sort of service guide for a 1996 gl1500 A trike . its a Hampton trike but but i have no info on maintenance . any help would be great .

Welcome to the forum.

That's a first.
I've never heard of a Hampton trike.

A honda service manual for the 1500 will cover everything forward of the trike.

Post pictures so that we might be able to help on the trike portion.

jdn40
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ok I'm old and read it wrong lol . its a champion trike kit . I'm new to Goldwing's and even newer to trikes . thanks for any help .

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newday777
Posts: 1879
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: 1996 gl1500 trike

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jdn40 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:17 pm
ok I'm old and read it wrong lol . its a champion trike kit . I'm new to Goldwing's and even newer to trikes . thanks for any help .
Well that's a company still in business in the L.A. area.
Not knowing where you are, because of your choice to list your location the way you did you'll have to contact Champion or one of their dealers.

jdn40
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Thanks newday , I also edited my profile .

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newday777
Posts: 1879
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: 1996 gl1500 trike

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At the top of the page is the How To Article section. Lots of great articles on servicing a gl1500 there.
Change the timing belts(Gates T275) because of age, not how they look, @ $20 each(2). Cheap insurance, unless you like Russian Roulette......
Change ALL THE FLUIDS! Change the air filter if dirty. Change the cruise and sub filters. Change the gas filter and change the oil and filter. Change the fork oil, yearly for best ride(bushings and seals if leaking).
Inspection of the steering bearings and servicing/ replacement with tapered bearings is the most often missed/skipped service and most important in handling. Fresh grease if no Notchiness and retorque to 28-32 ft lbs with a castle nut steering socket and torque wrench are important.
The trike kit is bolted on where the swingarm pivots are on the bike. Look over all parts on the kit for wear and looseness. Lifting the trike on a post lift helps to inspect for wear and replacement of needed parts.
Inspect all pieces of the trike conversion looking at all the hiem joints for rust and lack of moveability in the swivel of the joints, replace if no movement.
Check the driveshaft for wear and free movement.
Inspect the brake pads/shoes, if drum brakes adjust shoes properly.
Join the Triketalk on line forum for lots of information in riding and maintenance the trike portion of your 1500.
Riding a trike that is properly maintained can be fun if it is set up properly. I've done a dozen trike conversions over the past 5 years helping out at a local trike shop in San Diego where I winter over. Hopefully you have gone through training on how to handle your trike from a component trike shop. Riding a trike is different than a bike in steering and braking.
Have fun.



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